Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
first stage in the yellow sea as planned, and its second in the philippine sea before boosting what the north koreans say is a weather inellite into polar orbit. u.s. navy ships in the pacific lad missile defense crews in colorado had already been placed on alert and did not require officiaof a launch. had the rocket been fired on a aljectory that threatened the united states, officials say interceptors based in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical tfficulties and would need to extend the launch window to the whd of the month. oether those difficulties were real or fake, the rocket was ruickly prepared for launch without u.s. intelligence detecting it had been fully fueled. .he satellite is now circling ce earth and is likely to stay up for a year or two.
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
and a little bit more down here in the philippines. here is what we believe on the range potentially. here is north korea, here is japan, this is the area where the missile took its course. hawaii is about 6,000 kilometers away. you are 3600, 40,000 miles away from the east coast, ask is a little closer than that. you have come up with a scenario that i think is intriguing. you're saying the iranians were there on site when the rocket was launched. >> there are multiple reports from several news organizations right now that where the launch was you had iranian technical experts who have been involved in the missile program in iran. why that is important, the shab missile is based on the typodone2 missile in north korea. the federation of scientists has told us for years that iran has been in bed with north korea sending cash and oil in exchange for their missile technology. bill: they are much closer to reaching the u.s. after something like this. >> yeah, you talk about some of the stuff falling there close to the philippines and so forth. pair in mind a rocket way was launched a couple e